ERIC Number: ED491255
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar-28
Challenging Science and Literacy Activities for K-9 Students--The Cricket Chronicles. Teacher Edition
Matthews, Catherine E.
Rowman & Littlefield Education
This book is an extensive integrated unit of study focused on that common and familiar insect--the cricket. In this edition, teachers are given a complete guide and reproducible worksheets for elementary and middle school students. With over 30 different activities on crickets, students learn science content and skills including: (1) Taxonomy; (2) Anatomy; (3) Ecology; (4) Mark and recapture techniques for estimating population size; (5) Reading biological distribution maps; and (6) Caring for living organisms in the classroom. Many activities involve hands-on science investigations while other activities involve reading, writing, and using graphic organizers to compare crickets to kids and other insects. This book includes learning logs, which can serve as an assessment tool for the teacher and technological applications such as cricket songs, which can be downloaded and played in the classroom. Everything a teacher needs to know or do to successfully teach this unit is covered in this teacher edition. It is perfectly designed for classrooms of any size and is an original and fun alternative to the typical science curriculum.
Descriptors: Units of Study, Worksheets, Entomology, Ecology, Science Activities, Classroom Techniques, Anatomy, Hands on Science, Science Instruction, Classification, Literacy
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools
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